Make a Kit

You can make this period of time more comfortable and endurable by putting together an emergency supplies kit. In putting together an emergency supplies kit, you will also be freeing up emergency response personnel to focus on those areas that are more in need.

What items do I need in a kit?

In Washington, many of us are familiar with camping and backpacking. It is helpful to think about putting together an emergency supplies kit in the same way that you would think about planning for a camping trip: What will you need to pack to comfortably survive at least 3 days on your own? With camping and backpacking it is called the “10 Essentials.” For disasters it can be thought of as the 10 Essentials Plus.

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supplies Kit:

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit: